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ἀλλ᾽ οὔ τι χαίρων: a regular formula in threats,—most forcible when, as here, the verb is left to be supplied from the last speaker's words: so Eur. Or. 1592 f. “ΟΠ....ἀρκέσω δ᾽ ἐγὼ λέγων”. | “ΜΕ. ἀλλ᾽ οὔ τι χαίρων, ἤν γε μὴ φυγῇς πτεροῖς”. Her. 3. 36ἀπὸ δὲ ὤλεσας Κῦρον πειθόμενόν σοι. ἀλλ᾽ οὔ τι χαίρων, ἐπεὶ κ.τ.λ.” Sometimes, again, the verb is expressed: as in Soph. O. T. 363: Ar. Ran. 843ἀλλ᾽ οὔ τι χαίρων αὔτ᾽ ἐρεῖς”: id. Ar. Ach. 563ἀλλ᾽ οὔτι” (so Bentley for “οὐδὲ”) “χαίρων ταῦτα τολμήσει λέγειν.

ὀρθωθῇ, be directed straight: fr. 430. 5 “ὀρθοῦται κανών”. Cp. the fig. sense in Ant. 675τῶν... ὀρθουμένων”, ‘lives whose course is fair.’

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    • Aristophanes, Frogs, 843
    • Euripides, Orestes, 1592
    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.36
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 675
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 363
    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 563
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